Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I know I haven't been around. Things have been...crazy.

Last week--for the WHOLE week--I dealt with a stomach bug that hit my oldest. It pretty much stayed with him the whole week. Next, my five year old got sick....the day we were supposed to leave to visit family. That same day, the youngest got sick. I spent the entire week up to my elbows in ick. I've done so much laundry--the piles of waiting-to-be-folded clothes teeter in their baskets, threatening to topple.

Last week's time was important to me. I needed that time to work on two research papers. The first paper is due tomorrow. I've been working my behind off the last two days trying to catch up on the valuable time I've missed.

On the bright side, school is almost over for this semester. This weekend I'm going away for Thanksgiving. One whole week in which I am not responsible for cleaning house or cooking! (I'll help my in-laws, of course!) I can sleep in, pig out, catch up on my knitting! I CAN'T WAIT! I just need to get through this week.

I have one other little thing to report. I've finally gotten my hands on a WiiFit! I loooovee it! I haven't had much time to play with it, but I like it so far!

So, that's all for now. I'll probably be MIA for the next two weeks, but I'll post pictures after returning from New York! I always get such good photos!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008



Knitting--no pics to show, but I've made very little (but some!) progress on Sean's hat. The sense of urgency is gone because the last few days have been warm. I'm slowly working on it, though.

Fitness--had some progress last week. Sean was invited to a birthday party on Sunday, so I did plenty of running around then. (The party was at the playground.) And we mustn't forget Friday. Walking was involved then.
Diet--bad, bad, bad. Not good. Bad. Let me just say, I think my Reese's peanut butter cups have been laced with a highly addictive drug--or maybe it's just the combination of chocolate and peanut butter that keeps me feverishly unwrapping those little orange packages. I am not kidding when I say I have eaten an entire bag by-my-self. I'm disgusted with me. The Shame! And to think, the holidays are coming up. Chocolaty temptation around every corner. Ugh.
Crafts--nothing. Nada. No progress. I did by a copy of Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion yesterday, and enviously, grudgingly, admired other artist's work. What made me want to go back to college? I wish I had those hours back to "create." I wouldn't be happy, though. I'd want to be in school. That's how it works; you always want what you do not have.
School--I'm doing pretty good here. I'm getting my assignment done on time. I need to start my two major papers though. OH! I "observed" in a third grade class today! It was fun! Coincidence--or maybe something more--put me in a language arts class! (English was my previous major.)
That's all for now. The boys are going to be home soon, and Maggie's a snoozing.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Belated Halloween Witches--er, Wishes

Pretend it's Halloween and I'm on the ball, posting my pictures as I take them...

Aaron was Spiderman.

Spiderman, ever vigilant, searches for the crazed zombie maniac...

(Sean was the crazed zombie maniac.)

Sometimes Spiderman likes to hang with the bad guy.

Phew, it's nice to just "be myself" every now and then!

So, there it is! Your belated Halloween fun! More posting later!